Fw: Short History of the United States editions

JOHN PETERSON jpetersonlhi at verizon.net
Tue Mar 6 17:36:59 EST 2007

A follow-up to my previous response.  Mine does say fifth edition on the 
front, but the DJ looks just like the one you have on the website.  So, I 
wonder, is what you're calling the fourth edition really the one labeled 
"fifth edition?"  In addition to describing LBJ's presidency, the second to 
last chapter of this edition does discuss the Vietnam War, JFK's 
assassination, etc.

John P.
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From: "JOHN PETERSON" <jpetersonlhi at verizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Short History of the United States editions

> Scot, I have a FIFTH edition, style 14, w/ISBN number, and a November, 
> 1969 date.  It ends w/ a description of Lyndon Johnson's presidency.
> John Peterson
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> From: "Scot Kamins" <kamins at ModernLib.com>
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> Subject: Short History of the United States editions
>> I've been working on Booknotes for Nevins & Commager's "A Short  History 
>> of the United States."
>> This title came out in four editions: 1945, 1951, 1956, and 1969.  Each 
>> subsequent edition updated events, adding and changing chapters  as 
>> appropriate.
>> I find a couple of things curious about these volumes. The second 
>> edition which Toledano dates to 1951 carries a 1945 copyright date as 
>> does the first edition; and the second edition's last chapter, which 
>> covers WW II events in a different way than in the 1st edition (2nd 
>> edition goes to the end of the war whereas the 1st edition didn't), 
>> eliminates discussion of the War Powers acts, government controls,  and 
>> the like.
>> The third edition covers Korea. I don't know about the fourth edition  --  
>> I don't seem to have a copy. (I thought I did -- I must have sold  it.) 
>> Does it cover Vietnam at all?
>> Scot Kamins
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